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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Gary092 Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of the hotel is excellent, adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Old Course. The rooms are pleasant but no more, the bathroom had a number of cracked floor tiles and the room was a little cramped. Breakfast was reasonable - service was a bit slow and the breakfast was not of good quality, it was okay -... More

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SCOTLAND
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here in Feb04 but we have stayed here many times and each time there has been something different to see and do. Our room overlooked the 18th.hole which we both enjoyed my husband more that me because he does play golf. There are plenty of eating places in St.Andrews all reasonable price we did have... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel to stay in for exploring St Andrews. We have now stayed in this hotel twice and both times it has been enjoyable. We had a great room which seemed like it had been recently renovated and also with a view down the 1st/18th on the old course. The room was clean and spacious even with two sets... More

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enniskillen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dated hotel with very poor service, rooms have no baths, a must after a long day on the golf coarse. Restaurant is good all be it dreadfully slow and understaffed. Large televisions at reception showing spa and swimming pool lovely we were thinking only to be informed this is a sister hotel 2 hours away. Heading back to old coarse... More

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Nicest meal we have ever had in a perfect setting. Staff were extremely helpful. The atmosphere in the bar was so relaxing and looked out onto beautiful views. Total escape from pressures of everyday life. Simply perfect.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So enjoyable that we stayed an extra night. Dogs walk straight on to the 18fairway at the Old Course and then on to the Chariots of Fire huge beach. Hard to better for either a short stay or longer trip to Fife. St Andrews also enjoys excellent restaurants and pubs

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed recently.Booked in advance ,I then phoned to upgrade for a sea view as a surprise for my husband as we were celebrating our ruby wedding.Sea view ?No,view of car park we were given.So disappointed.To pay £120.00 extra was a waste.Never again will I upgrade,especially when you read that people get an upgrade for nothing and a sea view.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a stay at the Rusacks hotel and we couldn’t fault it. Booked a classic king room and were pleasantly surprised to be put in the Bing Crosby suite with fantastic views over the 18th hole of the old course and St Andrews bay. Room appeared to have been recently refurbished and was very comfortable. Another highlight was... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your kind words. We went through a room’s refurbishment in 2013 which has greatly improved the offering at the Rusacks. The rooms have stayed true to the history and splendor of the old building but has given it a modern and contemporary feel. I would have to agree that our views are out of this... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as had a wedding in St Andrews - so glad we did. Room was amazing - such a comfy bed!! Only critcism would be the breakfast - not that great and it was so busy so the service was slow, plus had to wait for a table. We would defintely return though.

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for posting your thoughts on Tripadvisor. Its great to hear you had a great stay and lover our superb new beds. Ill make sure I pass you feedback on to the chef and our Restaurant manager as wee take great pride in our breakfast. Hopefully ill have the chance to welcome you back to the Rusacks... More

Motherwell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights here as we were attending a wedding in St Andrews. The location is perfect and what a view! Overlooking the 1st/18th fairway of the old course you have the best outlook over to the beach. We phoned the day before to ask for early entry and they assured us that they would "do their best" and... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your kind words. Its great to hear you had a great stay and loved our superb new beds. Our views are amazing which makes it well worthwhile upgrading to out golf facing rooms. Ill make sure I pass you feedback on to the Chef and our Restaurant manager as we work hard to get our... More

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Additional Information about Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Also Known As:
Macdonald Rusacks St Andrews
Hotel Macdonald Rusacks
Rusacks Hotel
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
Address: Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#3 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
#4 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is, without doubt, one of the most famous golf hotels in the world. Virtually within a sand wedge of the 18th hole on the world-renowned Old Course, Rusacks combines luxurious accommodation with a front row seat on sporting history. Our 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant serves the finest food and drink against a backdrop of the world's most photographed golf course. ... more   less 
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